Stefano Pioli: I told the referee my mind

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AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli was incensed with the refereeing in Tuesday night’s Champions League clash against Chelsea.

Chelsea defeated AC Milan 2-0 away at the San Siro, and it was a game Milan boss Stefano Pioli had hoped to prove Chelsea wrong.

Things went bad for Milan as Fikayo Tomori was sent off just after 18 minutes, for pulling Mason Mount in the box.

Jorginho converted the penalty calmly to put Chelsea in front, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang added another to seal a 2-0 victory for Chelsea.

Speaking after the game, Piolo revealed that he said his mind to the referee.

He said: “I don’t want to comment. I told the referee what I think, I don’t speak not even so fluent English but I think he understood.”

Commenting on the dismissal, Graham Potter told BT Sport: “It’s hard from where I’m sitting. It looks like he had his hand on him and Mason Mount was through on goal.

“I need to look again clearly. It’s nice for the penalty and nice for Jorginho to score. It was a nice move to lead to it. It is what it is. Sometimes they go for you.”